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Let’s celebrate our creative achievements!
A place to share creative wins give high fives! ✋😺
How to participate:
Leave an encouraging reply to the last comment posted.
Post your milestone or goal-in-progress in the comments below.
Isn’t it kind of awkward to brag about yourself?
Maybe, but it’s important. We get so focused on the next goal that we can forget about the sense of pride and accomplishment we feel when we reach a milestone. Our brains need that feeling to keep us motivated and inspired. Here’s an article in Psychology Today all about this.
What counts as a milestone?
Any action that moves you closer where you want to be creatively. No achievement is too small to celebrate here. If you doodled for five minutes when you didn’t want to, that’s worth a mention in my book.
I’ve posted some examples below, but feel free to add your own creative accomplishment that isn’t in that list!
Completed a drawing challenge
Overcame a struggle with a stubborn material
Tried a a new material that’s got you excited to draw
Laughed at a bad drawing you made
Launched your Substack newsletter
Made a breakthrough in drawing backgrounds
Found a new way of drawing that you love
Felt like you’re uncovering your illustration style
Reached a deadline
Started working on your portfolio
Created a piece that you’re super proud of
Learned a new way of working
Loved your marks in a drawing
Attended your first life drawing session
Shared your work on Instagram for the first time
Practiced drawing in a new location
Acknowledged your inner critic and continued drawing anyway
I’ll highlight a couple of milestones at the beginning of our next drawing session. Like a Peloton ride! I’d love to include some in newsletters as well, so please do link to your Substack, Patreon, or social media account so I can link to you in the mention. 😊
Comment with your latest milestone or goal so we can cheer you on!